Agenda

Day 1: February 1, 2018

8:30 am to 9:00 am Registrations
9:30 – 10:30 Opening Session
Time(in minutes)
Moderator : Dr. Adrián Fernández-Bremauntz, CEO, Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico
H.E. Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Former President of Guyana; and Patron-in-Chief, WSDF 5
H.E. Lic. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, Government of Mexico 8
Dr. R.K. Pachauri, President, World Sustainable Development Forum 5
Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio (Video address) 5
Mr. Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 3
Dr. Mario Alberto Rodríguez Casas, General Director, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico City 3
Dr. Eduardo Abel Peñalosa Castro, General Rector, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico 3
Dr. Luis Bojorquez, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) 3
H.E. Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Mayor of Mexico City 8
10:30 – 11:30 Keynote Session
Chair : Dr. Irma Adriana Gómez Cavazos, Official Mayor, Ministry of Public Education (SEP), Mexico
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University; and Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation (Tyler Prize 2001)
Dr. R.K. Pachauri, President, World Sustainable Development Forum
Dr. Jose Sarukhan, Researcher Emeritus, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Tyler Prize 2017)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Parallel Sessions
Ambition and the Paris Agreement (Hall 1) The Energy Transformation Imperative (Hall 2)
Chair: Mr. Omar Ramírez Tejada, Advisor to the President of Dominican Republic Chair: Mr. Lars Jacobsson, CEO & Executive Chairman, United Sun Systems
Dr. Carlos Gay, Coordinator, Climate Change Program, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México Ms. Alessandra Amaral, Director President, Energisa Comercializadora, Brazil
Mr. Richmond Mayo-Smith, Chairman, Climate Finance Partners Ms. Priscillia Andrieu, President of World Public Affairs Consulting (WPA Consulting), former advisor to President Borloo of Energies for Africa
Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IIASA, Austria Mr. Prem Shankar Jha, Managing Editor, Financial World, India
Mr. Shyam Nokta, Former Adviser to the President of Guyana Dr. James Prest, Executive Member, Energy Change Institute, Australian National University
Mr. Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Mr. Barry K. Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association (USEA)
Prof. Antonio Sarmiento G, Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Dr. Nan Zhou, Staff Scientist, Group Leader of the China Energy Group; Department Head of the International Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch
14:45 – 16:00 Combined Plenary: Energy & Emissions Pathways for a 1.5o C Target
Co-Chairs: Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IIASA, Austria Mr. Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Dr. Frederico Mayor Zaragoza, Chairman, Fundación Cultura de Paz (Video address)
Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor of California (Video address)
Ms. Alessandra Amaral, Director President, Energisa Comercializadora, Brazil
Ms. Priscillia Andrieu , President of World Public Affairs Consulting (WPA Consulting), former advisor to President Borloo of Energies for Africa
Prof. Antonio Sarmiento G, Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Dr. Carlos Gay, Coordinator, Climate Change Program, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México
Mr. Lars Valentin Jacobsson, CEO & Executive Chairman, United Sun Systems
Mr. Prem Shankar Jha, Managing Editor, Financial World, India
Mr. Richmond Mayo-Smith, Chairman, Climate Finance Partners
Mr. Shyam Nokta, Former Adviser to the President of Guyana
Dr. James Prest, Executive Member, Energy Change Institute, Australian National University
Mr. Omar Ramírez Tejada, Advisor to the President of Dominican Republic
Mr. Barry K. Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association (USEA)
Dr. Nan Zhou, Staff Scientist, Group Leader of the China Energy Group; Department Head of the International Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
16:00 – 17:30 The Leadership Challenge
Chair: The Honorable Brian Baird Ph.D., Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Retired.
H.E. Mr. José Manuel Barroso, Former President of European Commission
H.E. Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, Former Prime Minister of Malta (2004-2013)
H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister of Japan
H.E. Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Former President of Guyana
17:30 – 18:00 Coffee Break
18:00 – 19:30 Parallel Sessions
The Role of the Media (Hall 1) The Role of Knowledge Providers (Hall 2)
Chair: Mr. Lance Ignon, Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, USC Dornsife Office of Communication Chair: Ms. Ekaterina Zagladina, President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Dr. Chandan Mitra, Editor & Managing Director, Pioneer Group of Publications, India Dr. Viney Aneja, Professor & Director of Graduate Programs, North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Mila Popovich, Founder, EVOLvED Leadership Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Scientific Manager Sustainable Chemistry at VITO (Belgium) and professor at the Antwerp University (Belgium)
Mr. John Vidal, Journalist, London Dr. Oscar Monroy Hermosillo, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa Campus
Prof. Veselin Vukotic, Founder and Rector, University of Donja Gorica – UDG, Montenegro
19:30 – 21:30 Dinner and Award Ceremony
Chair: Mr. Leonardo Fabio Beltran Rodriguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Mexico
Speaker: Mr. Brice Lalonde, Former Minister of Environment, France

Day 2: February 2, 2018

9:00 – 10:00 Global Challenges & Multilateral Initiatives
Chair:Dr. Adrián Fernández-Bremauntz, CEO, Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico
The Rt Hon. Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change (Remote)
Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Remote)
Prof Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (Remote)
10:00 – 11:00 Combined Plenary: Knowledge and its Dissemination
Chair:Dr. Chandan Mitra, Editor & Managing Director, Pioneer Group of Publications, India
Dr. Viney Aneja, Professor & Director of Graduate Programs, North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Scientific Manager Sustainable Chemistry at VITO (Belgium) and professor at the Antwerp University (Belgium)
Dr. Oscar Monroy Hermosillo, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa Campus
Mr. Lance Ignon, Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, USC Dornsife Office of Communication
Prof. Mila Popovich, Founder, EVOLvED Leadership
Mr. John Vidal, Journalist, London
Prof. Veselin Vukotic, Founder and Rector, University of Donja Gorica – UDG, Montenegro
Ms. Ekaterina Zagladina, President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions
Cities & Local Governments (Hall 1) Bringing Business & Civil Society Together (Hall 2)
Chair: Mr. Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President Global Energy and International Affairs Chair: Ms. Ana Dutra, CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, USA
Lic. Jordan Rodas Andrade, Ombudsman of Guatemala Mr. Gustavo Perez Berlanga, CSR and Sustainable Director, Toks, Mexico
Dr. Alexandre Pérez Casares, President, The Altius Society at Oxford Ms. Carola Diez, Director, Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya
Mtro. Roberto Eibenschutz Hartman, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco Campus Mtro. Jose Francisco Caballero García, Secretary for Economic Development, Mexico City Government
Ms. Tanya Müller García, Secretary of Environment, Mexico City Ms. Maria Fernanda Garza, Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Executive Board, Regional ICC Coordinator for the Americas, and Chair of ICC Mexico
Mr. Andrés Albo Márquez, Director, Citi/Banamex
Ms. Carla Pimentel, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
Chair: Ms. Lucía Rivera, CEO Mexico & Latam at Reddin Consultants
Speaker: Dr. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General, The Club of Rome, Switzerland
14:30 – 15:30 Combined Plenary: Local Initiatives Involving all Stakeholders
Co-Chairs:Dr. Alexandre Pérez Casares, President, The Altius Society at Oxford
Ms. Ana Dutra, CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, USA
Lic. Jordan Rodas Andrade, Ombudsman of Guatemala
Mr. Gustavo Perez Berlanga, CSR and Sustainable Director, Toks, Mexico
Ms. Carola Diez, Director, Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya
Mtro. Jose Francisco Caballero García, Secretary for Economic Development, Mexico City Government
Ms. Tanya Müller García, Secretary of Environment, Mexico City
Ms. Maria Fernanda Garza, Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Executive Board, Regional ICC Coordinator for the Americas, and Chair of ICC Mexico
Mtro. Roberto Eibenschutz Hartman, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco Campus
Mr. Andrés Albo Márquez, Director, Citi/Banamex
Ms. Carla Pimentel, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic
15:30 – 17:00 SDGs and Conservation of Ecosystems
Chair:Prof. Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, Profesor Investigator in CIIEMAD, IPN, Mexico
Dr. Leticia Merino, Instituto Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Prof. Tariq Banuri, Department of Economics, University of Utah, USA
Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President and Executive Director, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF); Japan
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 18:30 The Impending Youthquake
Co-Chairs:Prof. Abdeslam Badre, Professor, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Dr. Ash Pachauri, Senior Mentor, POP Movement, Inc
Mr. Felix Finkbeiner, Chair and Founder, Plant-for-the-Planet, Germany
Mr. Mohamad Alsughiar, Mechanical engineering graduate with focus on politics and technology, Jordan
Ms. Cecilia Gualito Cardenas
Mr. Andreas Forsthövel, Teacher, Julius-Stursberg-Gymnasium, Germany
Ms. Yara Hijazi, Educator for Sustainable Development/ Environmental Science Graduate, Green Globe, Lebanon
Mr. Aldo Azpeitia Maya, Student, Administrator of POP Movement at UNAM – FQ, Mexico
Mr. Hicham Mzouri, MSc. Materials Science and Engineering student, National Polytechnic School (ENP), Algeria
Mr. César Augusto Díaz Olín, PhD Student in Political and Social Sciences, UNAM, Mexico
18:30 – 19:30 A Five Year Plan for the WSDF
Chair:Mr. Brice Lalonde, Chair, Business and Climate Summit; and Former Minister of Environment, France
Presenter: Dr. R.K. Pachauri, President, World Sustainable Development Forum
Panelists:
Dr. Adrián Fernández-Bremauntz, CEO, Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico
Mr. Lance Ignon, Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, USC Dornsife Office of Communication
Professor Sir David King, Partner, SYSTEMIQ; former UK Govt CSA; and former UK Special Representative for Climate Change
Mr. Richmond Mayo-Smith, Chairman, Climate Finance Partners
Mr. Shyam Nokta, Former Adviser to the President of Guyana
19:30 – 21:00 Closing Ceremony and Reception [Reception sponsored by TOKS and Climate Finance Partners]
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